Interstate 480 is the freeway forming an inner loop for the purpose of reaching downtown Omaha, Nebraska. It occupies about two-thirds of a mile of freeway in Iowa between the Missouri River and Interstate 29. The roadway continues east into downtown Council Bluffs as Broadway. One intermediate interchange leads to and from 41st Street in one of Council Bluffs's riverside neighborhoods. There's much more to talk about regarding Interstate 480 in Nebraska; but as for its time in Iowa, it just crosses the Missouri River, passes through the interchange with 41st Street, and ends at Interstate 29. This stint in Iowa is all within Council Bluffs, and it's all duplexed with US Route 6.
My shield image for Interstate 480 comes from the interchange at 41st Street in Council Bluffs. This sign faces south at the junction with 41st Street and the westbound ramps to and from the Interstate. I couldn't find a cutout Interstate shield that's 24 inches high in the state of Iowa, so this oversized 36-inch one will have to do. This photo was taken in February 2016 during a trip to Omaha. Back to the Iowa main page. Back to the home page.